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  • Ackerley – How Millenials can save the world while saving for retirement April 19, 2017 - As impact investing strategies gain popularity, Anne Ackerley explains what you need to know and how they can fit into your plan for retirement. If you are a millennial investor—or just think like one—you are likely to have some very different attitudes about investing than previous generations. We conducted a survey and this one stands out for me: 67% of Continue Reading
  • SPIVA Canada Scorecard for 2016 – under 1/5 outperforming one year… April 19, 2017 - The strong market run caused the majority of active managers investing in domestic equity to underperform their respective benchmarks, with just under one-fifth of Canadian equity funds (17.31%) outperforming the S&P/TSX Composite over the one-year period. Over the same period, Canadian Focused Equity managers came the closest of all categories to a favorable result. These managers led the way, with Continue Reading
  • Mo ‘ Factors … Manulife enters Canadian ETF Fray with Multi-Factors … April 17, 2017 - Advised by Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC TORONTO, April 17, 2017 /CNW/ – Manulife Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs) have closed their initial offering of units and will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today. Manulife Investments will offer multifactor ETFs sub-advised by Dimensional Fund Advisors Canada ULC. The indices that these ETFs are designed to track were developed by Continue Reading
  • Decidedly Neutral … (TWTW – Apr 10-14, 2017) April 17, 2017 - Decidedly Neutral … the Bank of Canada’s statement maintaining rates unchanged while reflecting on recent stronger economic data that saw Governor Poloz take the rate cut possibility raised in January off the table … On another front, marijuana captured quite a few headlines as Canada looks poised to be the first G7 nation legalizing it … while introducing legislation aimed Continue Reading
  • Gannatti – Talking about WisdomTree and what it brings to the table … April 11, 2017 - It is noteworthy that while Japan has been underperforming thus far in 2017, flows have remained positive. On the flipside of that, political concerns regarding Europe have seen flows turn significantly negative all the while the region's equities were outperforming. Flows could revert back to Europe in a notable way once the political clouds clear...
  • Bock: Advocating for Women and Investors every day April 10, 2017 - At Vanguard, doing what’s right for investors has been one of our guiding principles since we started over 40 years ago. And championing the interests of investors includes advocating for causes that we believe are important to our industry. That’s why I was pleased to take part in a series of events marking International Women’s Day on March 8 in Continue Reading
  • Turnill: Two New Views for the Second Quarter April 10, 2017 - We are downgrading European sovereign bonds and credit to underweight as the second quarter begins. Richard explains, with the help of this week’s chart. We are downgrading European sovereign bonds and credit to underweight as the second quarter begins. Richard explains, with the help of this week’s chart. European bonds do not reflect the region’s better growth, we believe. Central Continue Reading
  • Two Weeks Away (TWTW – Apr 3-7, 2017) April 9, 2017 - Two Weeks Away – The French Presidential Elections … Hopefully not about to serve us another dose of either BREXIT or Make America Great Again a la Trump … For if it did … all bets would be off as far as stable markets … A Marine Le Pen Presidente would put an end to the EURO, turn France inward Continue Reading
  • Mordy: Dealing with unknowns April 7, 2017 - Populism is on the increase around the world — according to one study, back to the levels of the 1930’s. That catapults many unknowns into the decision-making process. How can this uncertainty be mitigated? What follows is our response. Investors, savers … whether of Main Street or financial profession … are perplexed as ever. Major changes have swept the globe Continue Reading
  • Turnill: 3 investing themes for the second quarter April 7, 2017 - Richard shares three interrelated themes that are likely to shape investing this quarter. Reflation is going global as the second quarter of 2017 begins. Global growth expectations are on the rise—and we see room for more upside surprises. Our BlackRock GPS—which combines traditional economic indicators with big data signals such as Internet searches—points to a rise in G7 growth estimates in Continue Reading